Controller Design and Experimental Validation of a Solar Powered E-bike Charging Station
Inácio, C. J. O.
; Silva, I.
; Pombo, J.
Controller Design and Experimental Validation of a Solar Powered E-bike Charging Station, Proc ICEUBI2019 – International Congress on Engineering – Engineering for Evolution, Covillhã, Portugal, Vol. , pp. - , February, 2020.
Digital Object Identifier: 10.18502/keg.v5i6.7104
Electric Vehicles (EV) have gained interest over the past decade. Because of this, to support EV technology installation of charging stations are required. Charging EVs from renewable energy provides a sustainable means of transport. E-bikes can help mitigate some mobility problems, particularly in large cities and metropolitan areas. This paper shows the development and implementation of a solar e-bike charging station with photovoltaic production, with energy storage system. The implemented system has a centralized control and allow an efficient management of the various resources and contemplates the possibility of four simultaneous e- bikes where user identification is performed by RFID. Finally, it is provided a user interface through an HMI panel and a web page where it will be possible to access the DataLog to consult the user activity and all charging parameters.